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MINISTER CHABANE  MEETS  SANEF   24  June  2011   Minister  in  The  Presidency  responsible  for  Performance  Monitoring  and  Evaluation,   Collins  Chabane  today  met  with  the  leadership  of  the  South  African  National  Editors   Forum  (SANEF).  The  meeting  follows  a  request  from  SANEF  to  meet  with  the  Minister   and  discuss  concerns  about  GCIS.   Minister  Chabane  reassured  SANEF  that  it  is  not  government  policy  to  use  government   advertising  to  interfere  with  editorial  independence  of  media.     It  was  also  agreed  that  both  government  communicators  and  the  media  should  treat   each  other  with  respect  and  dignity  as  professionals  and  should  continue  to  work   together  to  inform  and  educate  the  nation.     The  meeting  further  agreed  that  there  should  be  continued  discussion  between  the  two   parties  to  resolve  any  issues  of  concern  but  also  continue  to  interact  on  issues  of   national  and  international  interest.  Both  parties  also  agreed  that  they  will  take  steps  to   improve  relations  between  government  and  media.   Minister  Chabane  also  briefed  the  leadership  of  SANEF  about  plans  to  hold  the  pending   SANEF/  Cabinet  meeting  which  is  a  follow  up  of  the  Magaliesburg  meeting.     The  meeting  was  attended  by  the  leadership  of  SANEF,  Mr  Jimmy  Manyi  and  Harold   Maloka.   Enquiries:    Harold  Maloka  @  082  847  9799  or  Mathata  Tsedu  @  082  454  0527  or  Mary   Pappaya  @  082  379  4957     Issued  by  Ministry  in  The  Presidency  and  SANEF    

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